Southside, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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The City of Southside had a population of 8,509 as of July 1, 2018. Southside ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southside is located at latitude 33.8908 and longitude -86.018 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southside (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 620 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Southside are located in Etowah County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Calhoun County.

The City of Southside (GNIS ID: 2405499) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Southside is located within Gadsden Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southside: Smoke Neck.


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Southside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,509
Population in Households 8,491
Population in Familes 7,511
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 448
Diversity Index2 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,636
Average Household Income $85,018
Per Capita Income $33,006

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,893 (82.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 395 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 212 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $170,811
Average Home Value $210,340
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,288
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,537
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% -0.06%
Households 0.22% -0.02%
Families 0.06% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Southside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southside to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 87th
Population Density # 173 70th
Diversity Index # 544 7th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 39 93rd

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